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The mystery behind a series of delays on the MRT's Circle Line has finally been solved. Engineers from the Defence Science and Technology Agency say faulty signalling hardware on a new train sent "erroneous signals" to other nearby trains, causing their emergency brakes to kick in.
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Olympic champion Joseph Schooling will be helping to raise funds for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund on Nov 21. He will sign copies of two new books about him, From Kid To King and Schooling Joseph, at News Centre in Toa Payoh North.
Drawing parallels to modern China's founding father Sun Yat-sen, Chinese President Xi Jinping yesterday pledged to block any attempts in Hong Kong or Taiwan to break away from the mainland, sending a warning to pro-independence advocates.
A Taleban suicide bomber rammed a truck packed with explosives into a wall around the German consulate in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif yesterday, with casualties reported. Armed attackers followed up the blast, battling with Afghan and German security forces late into the night before the attack was suppressed.
Intellectual property (IP) is morphing from a tool to exclude, to a basis for cooperation. Today, IP is best used to facilitate open innovation that benefits even small and medium-sized enterprises and spurs economic growth, say Lim Chuan Poh and Suresh Sachi.
Lim Chu Kang Road will turn into a runway this weekend, with the Republic of Singapore Air Force testing its fighter jets as part of Exercise Torrent.
The road offers extra capacity in getting 12 fighter jets airborne in quick succession.
The authorities are considering automated wheelchair ramps for public buses, to make it more convenient for disabled and elderly commuters. Currently, bus captains have to manually deploy ramps.
The soon-to-be finalised report of the Committee on the Future Economy (CFE) is an important step in preparing Singapore for the future, but it will not be a panacea for the nation's economic challenges, said Mr S. Iswaran, Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) and co- chair of the CFE.
Lions vice-captain Hariss Harun is frank in assessing Singapore's recent form before next week's Asean Football Federation Suzuki Cup. "We are going into this tournament as underdogs," he said yesterday at the team's launch of their new Nike kit. "I wouldn't want to lie; the results haven't been positive. At the end of the day, football is results-based."
The ultramarine Baba House in Neil Road, now revamped and reopened, is filled with elaborate bedrooms and Peranakan history. A new book has also been published to offer a closer look at Baba House artefacts, such as silver-backed hairbrushes and a Victorian four-poster bed.
Forty Singapore-based crafters will sell their handmade wares and do live demonstrations at the Etsy Made Local market at the outdoor plaza of Capitol Piazza this weekend. Clay jewellery, cushion covers and paintings are among the crafts that visitors can check out. The sellers make their living on Etsy, an online marketplace dedicated to craft and vintage items.